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Glossary of WW2 terms and abbreviations

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Term Definition
D-Day
The first day of the Allied invasion of Normandy - June 6th 1944 - D stands for "Day"
Demon
Operational code name for the British evacuation of Greece in April 1941
Diadem
Operational code name for Allied offensive in Italy towards Rome in 1944
Division
A basic army formation made up of between 12,000 and 18,000 men
Domino
British equipment used to counter the German Y-Beam (Y-Gerat) bombing system
Downfall
Operational code name for the planned Allied assault on Japan in 1945
Dragoon
Operational code name for Allied operations in the South of France formerly known as Anvil
DUKW
An amphibious truck used by the Allies. D=1942 (design date); U=Utility Vehicle; K=All Wheel Drive; W=2 powered rear axles
Dynamo
Operational code name for the British evacuation of Dunkirk in May/June 1940
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